Ticks can cause Lyme Disease and other health problems.
When you are outdoors having fun camping or even in your own back yard, ticks are looks for a place to attach. When it is humid and hot, they tend to come out and they love tall grass and bushes. There are natural ways to prevent yourself and your family from having one of these insects attach to your body. Here are some ways to avoid them.
Wear light clothing that covers almost all of your body.
Keeping your body covered as much as possible is a good way to keep ticks off of you. If you wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, you will have a better chance of avoiding these insects. Tuck your pants into your socks and you reduce the chance of a tick climbing up your pants leg. If your clothing is light in color, it will be much easier to see a tick if one attaches to you. Hats are a good way to protect your hair and scalp.
Use a tick repellent made without harsh chemicals.
Natural tick repellents use essential oils from flowers and plants that are known to repel ticks. Some of these are geraniums, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, and cedar. You can buy these natural products online or at a natural food store.
Make your own natural tick repellent.
It is very simple to make your own homemade tick repellent. You will need a small spray bottle or two and a label so that you know exactly what is in the bottle. Dark blue bottles are best so that sunlight does not affect your final product. All that you need is some essential oil of your choice from the above types that ticks do not like and water or oil. Some people prefer to mix the essential oil with water since an oil base could stain clothes.
Companies that specialize in products made with natural essential oils sell a variety of products that have the right mixture of repellents that make them efficient. If you keep your grass short, you reduce the chance of ticks being in your yard. Also, avoid wood piles and other hiding places for ticks. Spray any areas that could be hiding places for these insects and you will keep your yard safer from ticks and having them attach to you, your children, or your pets.